Health

Brittany Maynard moved with her family from the Bay Area to Oregon and ended her life in November.(CompassionChoices/YouTube)

California Senate Advances Assisted Suicide Law

California lawmakers advanced a right-to-die bill Thursday, giving hope to those who want the nation’s most populous state to allow terminally ill patients to end their lives under doctor’s care.

06/04/2015

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Giggle Gene Discovered By UC Berkeley Researchers

Researchers at UC Berkeley and Northwestern University say they’ve found the “giggle gene” responsible for the regulation of serotonin that makes some us more prone to spontaneous smiles and bursts of laughs.

06/04/2015

Brittany Maynard moved with her family from the Bay Area to Oregon and ended her life in November.(Brittany Maynard/YouTube)

Bill To Legalize Doctor-Assisted Suicide In California Up For Senate Vote

California lawmakers are expected to vote on legislation that would make it legal for terminally ill patients to end their lives with doctor-prescribed drugs.

06/04/2015

Two people photographing their food in a café with their smartphones. (Getty Images)

Google Developing Calorie-Counting App To Analyze Your Instagram Food Porn

Google is now developing an artificial intelligence app that counts the calories of food in your Instagram post.

06/03/2015

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Bill To Raise Smoking Age To 21 Clears California Senate

California lawmakers are pushing forward a bill to raise the legal age to buy cigarettes from 18 to 21.

06/02/2015

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California A Step Closer To Extending Health Care For Illegal Immigrant Children

The California Senate has approved legislation that would make the state the first in the nation to extend health coverage to children who are in the country illegally.

06/02/2015

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Office Workers Should Stand For 2 Hours A Day, Panel Says

Are you sitting down? In that case, you should probably stand up before reading this.

06/02/2015

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San Francisco Supervisor Battles Big Soda With New Round Of Legislation

On Monday, San Francisco’s Land Use Committee will get its first look at three pieces of legislation, introduced by Supervisor Scott Wiener that would make it harder to get sugary drinks.

06/01/2015

Bacillus anthracis. This bacterium causes anthrax with malignant lesions that turn into eschars. If the contamination is not treated the illness spreads through the lymphatic system and the septicemia is rapidly deadly. Optical microscope x 2000. (Getty Images)

Live Anthrax Spores Possibly Sent To Stanford Lab; CDC Now Analyzing

A vial shipment sent to a Stanford lab last July may have contained small quantities of live anthrax spores, but officials say there is no threat to public safety.

05/28/2015

Crickets ready to be turned into flour. (CBS SF)

Insect Protein Bars On The Rise With Psychology-Based Marketing

Insect protein could be a cutting edge source of nutrition. But if the insect protein movement wants to win hearts and minds, it has to start with taste buds.

05/27/2015

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